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Intriguing programs of great beauty and breadth have distinguished the PRISM Quartet as one of America’s foremost chamber ensembles.

Two-time winners of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, PRISM has performed in Carnegie Hall on the Making Music Series, in Alice Tully Hall with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and throughout Latin America under the auspices of the United States Information Agency. PRISM has also been presented to critical acclaim as soloists with the Detroit Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, and conducted residencies at the nation’s leading conservatories, including the Curtis Institute of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory....
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This bold ensemble has set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets with its rhythmic acuity and elegant sound. The New York Times

...Mellifluous and stylistically versatile, the new work made a strong impression; a broad texture of saxophone sonorities emerged. The players...blended personalities handsomely. The New York Times

The group gave a beautifully couched reading...exciting...and virtuosic... The New York Times

[PRISM] shattered expectations…pioneering achievements of the highest order. Chamber Music

PRISM delivered a rhapsodic, riveting performance. The Los Angeles Times

PRISM provided an enticing program of recent music...carefully constructed...particularly accessible and satisfying...remarkable examples of virtuosity... The Los Angeles Times

The Prism Quartet's members avoid the effete clichés of the classical saxophone...

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